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100 Years of Korean Cinema: Wild at Heart
Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary
 
Director_ SONG Haesung
 
Korea 2004 132min 35mm color feature Fiction
Program Schedule
Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
426 2019. 05. 06 14:00 Jeonju Cine Complex
H EK 12 GV
705 2019. 05. 09 10:30 Jeonju Cine Complex
H EK 12
Overview

In 1950, Yeokdosan realizes that unless he was born Japanese, he can’t reach the summit of sumo and gives it up. Spending his days drinking and fighting, he chances upon pro wrestling, and heads to America to seek his fortune. 2 years later, he returns home as a wrestler and defeats the American opponent with a karate chop. He becomes a Japanese hero but after all, his life falls apart.

Review

This is the story of a legendary wrestler Rikidozan. As a sumo wrestler, he felt discrimination against his Korean-Japanese background and decided to be a professional wrestler. After he had become popular, he wanted to control the show business. His desire had put him to success but also led him to be isolated from others and to a total ruin. Still, he never gives up. Directing, acting, shooting and arts are almost perfect, yet the observational camera maintains a cool tone. This is Song’s version of Citizen Kane. [KIM Youngjin]

CREDIT
  • DirectorSONG Haesung
  • ScreenplaySONG Haesung
  • ProducerKIM Sun-ah, UMEKAWA Haruo
  • CinematographyKIM Hyeon-gu
  • Art DirectorYU Kilwon
  • EditorPARK Gok-ji
  • MusicLEE Jae-jin
CastSOL Kyung-gu, NAKATANI Miki, FUJI Tatsuya, HAGIWARA Masato
FILM SOURCE
Korean Film Archive / kofa@koreafilm.or.kr
DIRECTOR
SONG Haesung
 
Born in 1964. He debuted with Calla (1999) and won Blue Dragon Film Awards with Failan (2001). He is a director of Maundy Thursday (2006) and Boomerang Family (2013).
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